When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
212 min, Sweden:219 min (1970), Sweden:224 min (1962), UK:222 min (1993 re-release), 214 min (DVD edition)
2.76 : 1
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Friend, Roman, Jerusalem, Revenge, Galley
70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
Religious Epic, Sword-and-Sandal
Faltering Friendships, Message From God, Redemption
Lavish, Rousing, Sweeping, Earnest, Tense
Triumph of the Spirit
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith and Haya Harareet. A remake of the 1925 silent film with the same name, Ben-Hur was adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The screenplay is credited to Karl Tunberg but includes contributions from Maxwell Anderson, S. N. Behrman, Gore Vidal, and Christopher Fry.
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